Zambia | Development and Peace


Finding harmony between humans and nature

July 21, 2014
Christine Charette, Youth member of Development and Peace

The landscapes in Zambia are unbelievable! Today, we are on our way to Livingstone, known for the famous and powerful Victoria Falls. I’m so thankful to our Zambian friend, Andrew Simpasa, a Jesuit seminarian, for his kindness, his happiness and his time and energy to bring us to visit this amazing wonder of the world. I have never seen someone so proud of his country!


Seeing firsthand the impacts of a mine

July 16, 2014
Sean Jeffrey, Development and Peace youth member

On Canada Day, we drove to the mining town of Mufilira with Development and Peace’s partner JCTR Kitwe. We shared some of our national pride with our Zambian friends by singing them Oh Canada. The pride that I held onto was challenged many times throughout our very eye-opening visit that day. The site of the copper mine we visited was very similar to the mines that are headquartered back in Canada.

Premières impressions en sol zambien

June 29, 2014
Alexandra Cadar, jeune membre de Développement et Paix

Des jeunes membres de Développement et Paix effectuent actuellement un séjour de solidarité en Zambie. Accompagnés de deux agentes de programmation jeunesse, ils rendront visite dans les semaines à venir, diverses organisations locales soutenues par Développement et Paix et partageront avec nous le récit de leurs visites et de leurs expériences.

Learning the intricacies of organic farming

June 28, 2014
Jennifer Lagassé and Kira Paisley, youth members of Development and Peace

A group of Development and Peace youth members from across Canada are in Zambia on a youth solidarity trip to learn more about the work of Development and Peace and its partners.


JCTR urges the new government to stop wastage of public resources

February 8, 2012
Guy Des Aulniers, Program Officer for Emergency Relief

Wastage of public resources should never be allowed to continue, says the Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection (JCTR) to the new elected government in Zambia in a press statement issued last week. “In a poor country like Zambia where poverty levels are as high as 63% and the incidence of rural poverty as high as 78%,” says Sydney Mwansa, Programme Officer in the Economic Equity and Development Programme of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR), “every ngwee counts and should therefore be collected and spent for the intended purpose and beneficiaries.”